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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Rear seats

— Unlock the seat back in the direction of the arrow  
ÿ fig. 86 1.  
are exposed and could cause serious injury in the  
event of a sudden stop or an accident.  
— Fold the seat back forwards in the direction of the  
arrow ÿ fig. 86 2, until it is in a horizontal position.  
· When the back of the passenger seat is folded  
down, never allow anyone to ride in that seat  
(not even a child).  
Once folded down, the seat back must engage  
securely.  
· When the backrest of the passenger seat is folded  
down, it is only allowed to occupy the rear seat  
located behind the driver's seat. This also applies  
to children sitting in a child seat.  
Raise the back of the passenger seat  
When raising the back of the passenger seat, make  
sure that there are no objects or any part of the body  
in the area of the hinges.  
— To raise the seat back, unlock it again ÿ fig. 86 1.  
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— Raise the seat back until it is in an upright position.  
Introduction to the topic  
Once raised, the back of the seat must engage  
securely.  
The adjustment possibilities for the rear seats are  
described below. Always make sure that the seats  
are adjusted correctly ÿ p. 43.  
WARNING  
If the front passenger seat back is folded down  
or raised uncontrollably or without paying attention,  
it could cause serious injury.  
WARNING  
Improper rear seat adjustment can cause accidents  
and serious injuries.  
Fold down or raise the seatback of the  
passenger only when the vehicle is stopped.  
· Adjust the rear seat only when the vehicle is  
stationary, otherwise it may move unexpectedly  
while driving. In addition, an incorrect position is  
adopted when performing the adjustment.  
· When folding down the backrest of the passenger  
seat, always make sure that there are no people  
or animals in the area of the backrest.  
· Adjust the rear seat only when no one is in the  
adjustment area of the same  
· While the back of the passenger seat  
While it is folded down, the front airbag must be  
for.  
deactivated without fail and the PASSENGER  
AIR BAG control indicator must remain on.  
WARNING  
If cigarette lighters are left in the vehicle, they could  
be damaged or inadvertently ignited. This could  
cause serious burns and damage to the vehicle.  
· When lowering and lifting, keep your hands,  
fingers, feet and other parts of the body out of  
the operating area of the seat hinges and locking  
· Before adjusting a seat, always make sure that  
there is no cigarette lighter in the area of the  
moving parts of the seat.  
mechanism.  
· Floor mats or other objects could get caught in the  
hinges of the passenger seat back. This would  
cause the backrest to not be correctly locked in  
the vertical position when raised.  
· Before closing a slide, make sure  
as long as there is no lighter in the closing area.  
· Never leave a lighter in a storage compartment  
or on any other surface of the vehicle because  
it could catch fire due to the high temperatures  
that could be reached on these surfaces,  
especially in summer.  
· Once raised, the back of the passenger seat  
passenger will need to be securely locked in the  
upright position. Otherwise it could move  
suddenly and cause serious injury.  
WARNING  
WARNING  
To reduce the risk of injury while driving, the center  
armrest should always remain raised.  
When the back of the passenger seat is folded  
down, the anchors and the hinges of the same that  
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· When the center armrest is lowered, never allow  
anyone to ride in the center seat of the rear  
seat, not even a child. Serious injuries can be  
sustained from sitting in the wrong position.  
· Never let anyone sit on the center armrest, not  
even a child.  
NOTICE  
· When moving the rear seat longitudinally, objects  
carried in the trunk may cause damage.  
· When the seat is moved forward, objects can be  
inserted into the space between the seat and the  
boot floor. Before moving the seat backwards,  
remove any objects that may have entered this  
space.  
NOTICE  
Objects with sharp edges can damage the seats.  
· Do not rub the seats with sharp objects. Sharp  
objects, such as zippers, rivets on clothing or  
belts, can damage the surfaces. Open Velcro  
fasteners can also cause damage.  
Fig. 88 In the luggage compartment: release levers for the  
left 1 and right 2 parts of the rear seatback from the luggage  
compartment in the saloon and estate  
.
The rear seat back is divided and each part can  
be folded separately forwards to enlarge the boot.  
Fold down and raise the  
back of the rear seat  
Fold the rear seat back forward with the release  
button  
Please note and  
chapter, on page 98.  
at the beginning of this ca  
— Lower the head restraint completely.  
— Raise the head restraint one position.  
— Pull the release button ÿ fig. 87 1 forward. The  
unlocked part of the backrest automatically  
folds forward.  
The part of the backrest in question is unlocked when  
the red mark is visible ÿ fig. 87 2.  
Fold the rear seat backrest forward with the  
release levers from the trunk  
— Lower the head restraint completely.  
— Raise the head restraint one position.  
— Open the tailgate.  
— Pull the release lever on the left side  
Fig. 87 On the rear seat back: release button.  
left ÿ fig. 88 1st right ÿ fig. 88 2 of the backrest in  
the direction of the arrow. The unlocked part of  
the backrest automatically folds forward.  
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— If necessary, close the tailgate.  
· Before folding down the rear seat backrest,  
always make sure there are no objects in the travel  
area of the backrest.  
The rear seat back is unlocked when the red mark  
is visible ÿ fig. 87 2.  
Raise the back of the rear seat  
— Raise the backrest and press it firmly into the lock  
until it clicks into place ÿ .  
support  
The red mark ÿ fig. 87 2 shall not be seen.  
Introduction to the topic  
WARNING  
The adjustment options and removal of the head  
restraints are described below. Always make sure  
that the seats are correctly adjusted ÿ p. 43.  
If you fold or raise the rear seat back uncontrollably  
or without paying attention, it could cause serious  
injury.  
· When folding down the back of the rear seat, make sure  
Always make sure that there is no person or  
animal in the area of the backrest.  
All seats are equipped with head restraints.  
The rear center head restraint is only intended for  
the center rear seat. Therefore, do not mount it in any  
other square.  
· Never fold or raise the back of the rear seat while  
driving.  
Correct head restraint adjustment  
· When raising the back of the rear seat, be sure  
not to pinch or damage the seat belt.  
Adjust the head restraint so that the top edge of the  
head restraint is level with the top of your head, but  
never below your eyes.  
Always keep the back of your head as close to the  
headrest as possible.  
· When folding down and raising the rear seat back,  
always keep hands, fingers, feet and other body  
parts out of the travel area of the rear seat.  
On vehicles with longitudinally adjustable head  
restraints on the front seats, move the head restraint  
as close to the back of the head as possible.  
· In order for the seat belts in the rear seats to offer  
the necessary protection, all parts of the rear  
seat backrest must always be correctly fitted.  
Adjusting the head restraint for a short person  
Lower the head restraint as far as it will go even if  
This is especially important in the case of the rear  
center seat. If a person is sitting in a seat whose  
backrest is not well castrated, they will be thrown  
forwards together with the backrest if there is a  
sudden stop, a sudden maneuver or an accident.  
your head is below the top edge of the head restraint.  
In the lowest position there may be a small gap  
between the head restraint and the seat back.  
· A red mark ÿ fig. 87 2 indicates that the rear seat  
backrest is not engaged. Always check that the  
Head restraint adjustment for tall people  
red mark is never visible when the backrest is in  
the upright position.  
Raise the head restraint as far as it will go.  
WARNING  
· When the backrest of the rear seat is folded down  
or not correctly fitted, do not allow anyone to ride  
in the corresponding seats (not even a child).  
Driving with the head restraint removed or  
incorrectly adjusted increases the risk of serious  
injury or death in the event of an accident, sudden  
braking and sudden manoeuvres.  
NOTICE  
Always travel with the head restraint mounted and  
adjusted correctly.  
If the rear seat back is folded down or raised  
uncontrollably or without paying attention, it could  
cause damage to the vehicle and other objects.  
· To reduce the risk of neck injuries in the event of  
an accident, all occupants of the vehicle must  
adjust the head restraint correctly according to  
their height, taking into account that the upper  
edge of the restraint is at the height of the top of  
the head, but  
· Before folding the rear seatback forward, always  
adjust the front seats so that neither the head  
restraints nor the rear seatback padding rub against  
them.  
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